NEA's refresher training for food handlers to come under WDA's WSQ framework
The National Environment Agency has reviewed its mandatory refresher training for food handlers.
It'll now come under the Singapore Workforce Development Agency's Food and Beverage Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications, or WSQ framework to ensure continued relevance.
Food handlers will now have to attend their first refresher training 5 years after completing their Basic Food Hygiene Course, and subsequently, at 10-year intervals, instead of once every 3 years.
They will also have the flexibility of sitting for the assessment without going through training if they are confident of passing it without a refresher.
Food handlers will get course fee subsidies for courses delivered under the WSQ framework.
Lower-income Singaporeans who qualify for the Workfare Training Support scheme will get course fee subsidies of up to 95 per cent.
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